by: Maestro - 25-01-13 08:28
With the disruption caused by the weather recently I have been umming and arring about Facebook for the setting.
Would anyone be kind enough to run me through how they use it at their setting? I get the posting of messages, and reminders, but how else is it used? Do you only use it for messages or do you post photos of children's displays, nursery rooms? Do you allow parents to add photos?
What kind of policy has been written to work alongside the Facebook page?
I may get to the 21st century eventually but it will probably be kicking and screaming... lol
RE: Facebook - 25-01-13 09:55
We have done a few useful articles on this. One of social media One on HR matters. Another on business. Another debate.
Hope this helps
RE: Facebook - 28-01-13 07:45
by: kaz (the first one!)
Our settings have 2 facebook pages - one is a 'like' page and the other is an invitation only group. I always post news, reminders etc on them both. I am admin so I can control what is posted although parents rarely ask to post pictures. WE have a socail networking policy telling staff they cannot tag each other without permission so the same applis to our pages.
With the group page I am able to 'inbox' specific parents, asking for forms, lunch money etc.
Facebook was the first point of contact for parens asking if we were open when it snowed and bacause I can access it on my ipad, I was able to reply straight away.
RE: Facebook - 28-01-13 12:10
We use Facebook for updates, news articles and displaying photographs of displays and rooms. We haven't yet put any photgraphs of children up there but if we were to do so I would ask individual permission per photograph (not a blanket agreement).
Our page did come in very handy with weather updates, meaning one parent read Facebook before we had a chance to ring them.
Both of my children's school use a text message service and I received the primary school message on the Sunday morning and only received half of the message from the secondary school because of the sheer demand on the service. I'm glad really because it finally made my decision for me of not wanting to use a service and using our own nursery mobile for text messages.
I don't think I would use Facebook for 'inboxing' parents as I would rather the email approach, seems a little more professional to me.
I intend to upload forms and documents to our Facebook page and hopefully make it a mini webpage as so many people do use Social Media these days it would be a shame not to get the full potential from it.
RE: Facebook - 28-01-13 15:38
by: Julie M PlayLearningLife
Check out Kierna Corr's fabulous Facebook page, Learning for Life, to see how she uses it to promote the philosophy of her EY practice. It has several thousand followers now and is a great inspiration to many.
RE: Facebook - 29-01-13 16:11
Thanks for the feedback everyone. Kaz is there a specific reason you have two pages? Is there any benefit having the invite only group?
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